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AANE Event List

AANE - Asperger SyndromeListed below, in chronological order, are all upcoming events sponsored by AANE. Please contact AANE if you have any questions about these events.

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Advance registration with payment is required for all programs at least one week before the scheduled program date. Early registration is highly recommended due to limited seating. After the deadline, please call AANE at (617) 393-3824, ext. 10, to check if the program is still being held and if space is available. AANE reserves the right to cancel if the minimum enrollment is not met by the registration deadline. If you register for a workshop and are a no-show, there are no refunds nor credits given to attend another workshop.

Webinar Catalog
Online learning is now available! In addition to the programs listed below, we now offer online learning via webinars, which are accessible using your computer or telephone. Online registration only.

NEW Educator Webinar Series (PDF) - Beginning September 2013

Workshop Brochure for Parents 2013-14
PDF Catalog of All Workshops for Parents of Children and Teens

Upcoming AANE Events

Events - AdultsHappily Ever Asperger: Sixth Annual Cape Cod Summer Conference

Date: Friday, August 1, 2014
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Cape Codder Resort & Spa Hyannis, MA
Available as a Live Stream

Join New York Times best-selling author David Finch and his wife, Kristen, for Happily Ever Asperger, an exciting new seminar on neurologically mixed marriages. Building upon lessons from their previous seminars, David and Kristen share their own Best Practices for a happy marriage, then turn the idea completely on its head. In Happily Ever Asperger, you will discover, as partners, that your happiness and fulfillment comes from YOU, not from your partner (which can be a tricky pill for any partner to swallow... just ask Dave!) Packed with relevant, actionable strategies for being a better partner, taking responsibility for your own happiness, and clearing up your thoughts and expectations, this seminar is a must for anyone in love with a baffling person—and who isn't? David and Kristen will be available after the talk to sign copies of David's book.

Events - Parents of TeensEvents - Parents of ChildrenTransition to Middle School: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly…

Date: August 7, 2014
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Online
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The transition from elementary school to middle school can be challenging not only for the student, but for his/her parents as well. Students and their parents are faced with a wide range of new experiences including changing classes and teachers, increased academic demands, greater social independence, after school clubs and sports, and puberty. Join MaryAnn McCabe as she shares what parents should expect and look out for, as well as practical strategies for making the transition as smooth as possible for everyone.

Events - Parents of TeensEvents - Parents of ChildrenGet the Inside Scoop on Parenting without Panic with Brenda Dater

Date: August 11, 2014
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Online
Cost: FREE
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Do you ever wish that having a child on the autism spectrum came with instant access to a support group?

Brenda Dater has provided parents with exactly that. In this book she draws on her extensive experience as a support group leader and parent of a child on the spectrum to offer trusted advice and tried-and-tested solutions to parents' top concerns, all in an accessible and easy-to-read format.

This book extends the vital lifeline of a support group to parents of children and teens on the autism spectrum everywhere.

Events - AdultsHow Should I Say It? A Weekend Intensive Workshop for Neuroexceptional Couples

Date/Time: Saturday, Sept. 20 at 10-4 and Sunday, Sept. 21 at 9-3
Location: AANE Office, 51 Water Street, Suite 206, Watertown, MA 02472
Facilitators: Carol Feldman Bass, Psychodramatist and Grace Myhill, MSW
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Communication in any type of relationship can be challenging. Now add to that the difficulties and frustrations when each member of a couple appears to have very different:

  • Speaking styles
  • Auditory processing abilities
  • Perspectives
  • Tolerance for conflict
  • Capacity for problem solving

This workshop is designed to address the communication issues in relationships in which one member of the couple identifies as having Asperger's or a related autism spectrum profile and the other member does not.

Using a combination of action methods, group members will experience what it might feel like to be in each other's shoes and to learn an alternative approach to communication from that perspective.

This workshop will also be offered as an 8-week group in September and October.